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18 Comments | Report
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature August 16, 2015
excellent capture, awarded as such
alanlarick
 
alanlarick August 18, 2015
Your creativity captures the 'mystical' effect beautifully! Welcome to viewbug :)
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 18, 2015
Thank you so much! That's so sweet!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins August 21, 2015
beautiful portrait!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 21, 2015
Thank you!!!
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sharlenescarboroughdodds August 21, 2015
Fantastic Creativity Honored to be following you
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 21, 2015
Thank you very much, that's so kind of you!!
YvonneG
 
YvonneG August 21, 2015
Love the mystical effect you captured, welcome to ViewBug!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 21, 2015
Thanks!!
Jassey
 
Jassey August 21, 2015
Magical, love it.
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 21, 2015
Thank you!!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 August 21, 2015
Awesome composition
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 22, 2015
Thanks!
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estercastillo08 August 21, 2015
Excellent image!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 22, 2015
Thank you!
marlenekamfer
 
marlenekamfer August 21, 2015
Beautiful!!! Concrats with your award!!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 22, 2015
Thank you so much!!
carrie00813 PRO+
 
carrie00813 August 22, 2015
This is a beautiful photo. Very creative. I love it!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 22, 2015
Thank you!!!!
coralea PRO+
 
coralea August 22, 2015
Great composition and colour.
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 22, 2015
Thanks!!
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pennieshaw August 23, 2015
Fabulous, happy to be able to follow you
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 23, 2015
Thank you so much!
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abbielacayo August 24, 2015
Love this photo÷
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 24, 2015
Thanks!
Rgold02
 
Rgold02 August 24, 2015
Wow! Love this.
audrey1dup
audrey1dup August 24, 2015
Thanks you!
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CaliBoundSyn September 12, 2015
Wow, this is awesome!
audrey1dup
audrey1dup September 12, 2015
Thanks!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 20, 2015
Mysterious!
TawneeCOfWanderingEyes PRO
 
TawneeCOfWanderingEyes December 09, 2015
I love this. Excellent production
cdipanjan
 
cdipanjan June 29, 2016
Absolute masterpiece!

Behind The Lens

Location
I actually took this photo in my backyard! I focused the lens through some leaves so that the green haze would appear.
Time
Every single time I need a model for pictures, I ask my sister to model for me. The day I took this was no exception! I convinced her to come outside with me sometime in the afternoon for a few portraits that I thought I would Photoshop for hours afterwards, but this one turned out so magnificent that I only made a few changes.
Lighting
The lighting here is all natural, which is unusual for me! I usually rely on Photoshop to fix all of my lighting issues, but that wasn't a problem here.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon T4i with an 18-55mm lens.
Inspiration
I'm so moved by anything magical; I'm really a child at heart. Rosie Hardy is my biggest inspiration! Her images have a certain effervescence that I wish I could recreate in all of my work. I knew when I did this shoot that I wanted an elf look, and it came out even better than I'd hoped.
Editing
I love Photoshop as much as I love Photography; perhaps even more, so I expected to take an okay photo and turn it into something spectacular with a few hours of editing. As soon as I looked into the viewfinder though, I saw a perfect opportunity and I took it. So I only spent an hour or so Photoshopping the eyes, which are originally honey brown, and pulling out the ear to make it elf like.
In my camera bag
I always carry my trusty Canon T4i and two lenses. The first one came with my camera body; an 18-55mm lens, and the other one is an 80mm f/1.4 fixed lens, which I got specifically for portraits since those are my favorite types of photos.
Feedback
Creating pictures with fantastical elements can definitely be a challenge. One way to make it a little easier is by using props. There are stunning costumes and props on Etsy, even if you're on a budget like me. A low aperture is also a great way to make a portrait more powerful. Usually I wouldn't take a photo with the subject looking right at the camera, but it can really enhance the energy that the image gives off. Finally, I'd say contrast brings a magical element to any photo. For instance, my sister's pale face makes the green eyes far more striking.

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